George C. Swift - August 27, 2009

  SELKIRK George C. Swift, 81, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009.  George was a Navy veteran serving during WWII.  He retired in 1992 from the Local 40 Heat & Frost Insulators.  George was a member of the Ravena Evangelical Church, he volunteered his time for the Right to Life office and Something Old Something New.  His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing.

     George was predeceased by his wife Doris Swift.  Survivors include his children, Suzanne Celella of Ravena, George G. Swift of Selkirk and David Swift of East Greenbush;  grandchildren, Joe Payette, Leanne Boehlke, Brandy Swift and Victoria Celella;  and great-grandson Elijah Boehlke.  Also survived by his loved companion, Baby.

     Funeral services will be held 1 PM Monday, August 31st at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bethlehem.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 PM.  Contributions in memory of George may be made to Right to Life, 41 State St., Suite M100, Albany, NY 12207.